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How to Care for Your Sleeping Bag

By Jeremiah Pastor | Jul 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sleeping Bag Care & Storage The key to keeping your bag going strong is careful maintenance and cleaning. Maintaining your sleeping bag Dry it out. In humid or wet conditions, take every opportunity to dry your bag by draping it over a rock or branches, or just laying it on the ground. Moisture reduces loft …

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Gaia GPS Tutorial

By Jeremiah Pastor | Feb 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

This is a tutorial on how to effectively use the Gaia GPS App and software for use in the backcountry. You can find Gaia GPS at: https://gaiagps.com Don’t forget to checkout our Backpacking Masterclasses at: https://acadianxu.com

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AcadianX Outdoor Clothing Recommendations

By Jeremiah Pastor | Jan 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

The following document is our clothing brand recommendations for 2020.  These are brands that we have tested and done extensive research on to validate their claims of performance and durability.  The gear is broken down and organized into the “Bullfrog Gear Systems” in order to streamline it with our gear packing lists.  When you see …

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Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series: Level 2 – Day Hike

By Jeremiah Pastor | Dec 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is our level 2 event for our “Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series”. This is a learning event that features an introduction to backpacking and hiking and a day hike through a local wilderness area where we put into action some of the basic skills that we will cover. Your guide will cover: Planning Logistics …

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Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series: Level 1 – Afternoon Hike

By Jeremiah Pastor | Dec 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is our level 1 event for our “Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series”. This is a learning event that features an introduction to backpacking and hiking and an afternoon hike through a local park where we put into action some of the basic skills that we will cover. Your instructor will cover: The “10 Essentials …

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What you got in that bag? Backpack Weight, Contents and Effect on Your Hiking Experience.

By Jason Doucet | Dec 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Backpack weight hasn’t always been a concern of mine. My first hiking experience I borrowed an external frame pack from my friend Mike, threw whatever gear I had in it and hit the trail. As I progressed in my hiking adventures, purchasing new equipment along the way I admit I didn’t research anything. I’d decide …

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AcadianX Gear Packing Checklists

By Jeremiah Pastor | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The following document is our suggested gear packing checklist to be used as a tool to help you stay organized and to record your base weight for your trip.  Inside you will find our backpacking lists for 3-season as well as winter and you will also find our 3-season paddling list.  The lists are arranged …

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AcadianX Gear Recommendations for 2020

By Jeremiah Pastor | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The following document is our gear brand recommendations for 2020.  These are brands that we have tested and done extensive research on to validate their claims of performance and durability.  The gear is broken down and organized into the “Bullfrog Gear Systems” in order to streamline it with our gear packing lists.  When you see …

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Trekking Poles: The 4th item of the big 3…

By Jason Doucet | Dec 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

My Journey When I started hiking trekking poles were not a piece of gear I would carry. My pack was heavy. I had a 6 lbs. internal frame pack, a military sleeping bag and a 2 person dome tent which weighed about 4.5 lbs. As time went on I would get new gear, focusing on …

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AcadianX in Big Bend National Park 2020

By Jeremiah Pastor | Nov 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The team from AcadianX set out to Big Bend National Park to backpack through the Chisos Mountains.  This trip consisted of a loop that would total 5,615 feet of elevation gain across 17.4 miles over the course of 3 days.  The challenge of this trip was the unavailability of water so each team member was …

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